2023 Workshops include mixed media weaving, spinning & plying and exotic fibers workshops, viking knit bracelets, fabric flower making, shibori t shirt dyeing, needle felted owls, layered fabric assemblage, recycled fabric, inkle weaving and appalachian style baskets.
Vicki Assegued, M.A. is an innovative fiber artist, continually experimenting with new techniques to bring out exciting effects in her fiber art. She loves sharing her techniques with her students, supporting them to enhance their individual aesthetic and skills, and to create their own unique and stunning fiber art.
Vicki is teaching these 2023 workshops: Mixed Media Weaving on a simple loom and Layered Fabric Assemblage
Laura Doyle is a past producer of the Natural Fiber Fair for many years. She has taught basket weaving and wild crafting plants to hundreds of people over the past 20+ years. Creating unique baskets from wild-crafted local plants, Laura shares her enthusiasm for weaving and harvesting. Currently, teaching classes throughout Humboldt County and Northern California. She is also part of Moonstone Midwives and you can follow her on her podcast: askMidwife707
Laura is teaching the 2023 workshop: Appalachian Style Basketry
Color-Texture-Fiber; themes of Crystal’s life. She believes crafting with fiber should be approached with the mindset of creating heirloom quality goods. Owner of former Boll Weaver Yarns, Crystal weaves together her vast experiences teaching spinning, weaving, colorwork, dyeing and knitting so her students can learn the skills to create heirloom goods.
Crystal is teaching three 2023 workshops in the Foundations of Handspinning: Twisting a good Yarn, Plying a balanced yarn and Beyond wool- because we all love exotics.
Amy Fowler started making hats in 2012, pursuing hat making as a hobby until 2016, when she left her career in operations and e-commerce to pursue millinery full-time. She completed an online millinery certification course with Hat Academy in 2017 and the Millinery Intensive summer course at London College of Fashion in 2018. She was awarded the Victor Thomas Jacoby Artist Grant in 2019 and has had her work exhibited in London, New York City and Melbourne and is a tutor with Hat Academy (Australia) and a contributing writer to Hat Talk eMagazine.
A love of millinery and desire to expand her skills and studio were the driving forces behind Amy starting her own millinery and sewing supplies business, Humboldt Haberdashery, in 2014. Her mission is to provide an environment to encourage the development of all levels of skill, while providing convenient, relatable access to knowledge and materials. Humboldt Haberdashery carries a range of new millinery and sewing supplies as well a large collection of vintage fabrics, trims, patterns and yarn. Her storefront opened in September of 2022 at 959 H St in Arcata.
Amy is teaching the 2023 workshop: Basic Fabric Flower Making
Rima is the owner of Eureka Fabrics, head of the costume department for North Coast Dance, sewing pattern designer, sewing & design teacher, weaver, tatter, and all around textile obsessive. www.eurekafabrics.com
Rima is teaching the 2023 workshop: Make Your Own Recycled Fabric - Bust Your Scraps & Yarns
Linda is known for unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwoven textiles. She shares her positive, fun and supportive style in workshops all over the country. Linda teaches weaving at the Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka and weaves and dyes at her home in Bayside.
Linda is teaching the 2023 workshops: Indigo Shibori T-shirt dyeing and Intro to Inkle Weaving
Tracy is a traditional fiber artist, historian, and teacher with a passion for exploring little-known folk and fiber arts. Along with studying with traditional artists, she continues her own research so that she can bring these crafts and the cultures that created them to life to share with others.
Tracy is teaching the 2023 workshop: Viking Knit Bracelets
Sarah Starck has been teaching needle felting for 2 decades. She began her passion for fiber craft when she was homeschooling her young son. Years later, she started a local art collective on the Avenue of the Giants in Miranda where she offered fiber workshops to kids and adults alike.
See more about Sarah at her Instagram pages @funfeltfriends and @sohumartcollective
Sarah is teaching the 2023 workshop: Needle Felted Owls
Teaching and knitting are passions for Harry. In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue his passion for knitting professionally, including managing the Northcoast Knittery locally and teaching a myriad of classes at knitting conferences on the regional and national circuit. His designs for both men and women with an aesthetic emphasizing texture and linear flow.
Harry is teaching the 2023 workshop: Flipside Awesomeness - Reversible Cables